Mary Poyner Reed, PhD, CNRN, ANP, NEA-BC

Vice President and Associate Chief Nurse, Medicine Patient Services, Boston Children’s Hospital; Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Medical Services


    • Nursing

    Experience and Education

    Professional History

    Dr. Reed earned a BSN from the University of Maine, and an MS and PhD from William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College. She is certified as an acute care nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credential Center and is a certified neuroscience nurse by the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing. Her dissertation, completed in 2013, was titled Parental Caregivers’ Description of Children with Intractable Epilepsy.

    The focus of Dr. Reed’s advanced practice, research and publications is related to the care of adult and pediatric neuroscience patients and supporting the caregiver. She has been an advanced practice nurse in clinical neuroscience at Boston University Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and Boston Children’s Hospital. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, MA & RI Organization of Nurse Leaders and the American Association of Neuroscience Nursing. She is a board member of the Boston Chapter, American Board of Neuroscience Nursing.

    We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
    - Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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